With the current enthusiasm for historical pageantry not only in books but in movies and television, it's a perfect time to share an historical tidbit written for Reader To Reader by New York Times bestselling author, Julia London.
White Weddings and Really Big Cakes
We can thank Queen Victoria for the bridal tradition of wearing white at our weddings.
It seems that before her marriage to Prince Albert, white wedding dresses were very rare hence all the earthy colors you see on the brides in all the Jane Austen movies.
Royal brides typically wore silver (don't ask me why), but for some reason, Queen Victoria got a bee in her bonnet and chose white.
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